C Specification

To create a sampler object, call:

// Provided by VK_VERSION_1_0
VkResult vkCreateSampler(
    VkDevice                                    device,
    const VkSamplerCreateInfo*                  pCreateInfo,
    const VkAllocationCallbacks*                pAllocator,
    VkSampler*                                  pSampler);


  • device is the logical device that creates the sampler.

  • pCreateInfo is a pointer to a VkSamplerCreateInfo structure specifying the state of the sampler object.

  • pAllocator controls host memory allocation as described in the Memory Allocation chapter.

  • pSampler is a pointer to a VkSampler handle in which the resulting sampler object is returned.


If VkPhysicalDeviceVulkanSC10Properties::deviceNoDynamicHostAllocations is VK_TRUE, vkCreateSampler must not return VK_ERROR_OUT_OF_HOST_MEMORY.

Valid Usage
  • VUID-vkCreateSampler-maxSamplerAllocationCount-04110
    There must be less than VkPhysicalDeviceLimits::maxSamplerAllocationCount VkSampler objects currently created on the device

  • VUID-vkCreateSampler-device-05068
    The number of samplers currently allocated from device plus 1 must be less than or equal to the total number of samplers requested via VkDeviceObjectReservationCreateInfo::samplerRequestCount specified when device was created

Valid Usage (Implicit)
  • VUID-vkCreateSampler-device-parameter
    device must be a valid VkDevice handle

  • VUID-vkCreateSampler-pCreateInfo-parameter
    pCreateInfo must be a valid pointer to a valid VkSamplerCreateInfo structure

  • VUID-vkCreateSampler-pAllocator-null
    pAllocator must be NULL

  • VUID-vkCreateSampler-pSampler-parameter
    pSampler must be a valid pointer to a VkSampler handle

Return Codes
On success, this command returns

On failure, this command returns


See Also

Document Notes

For more information, see the Vulkan Specification

This page is extracted from the Vulkan Specification. Fixes and changes should be made to the Specification, not directly.

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